The Mara Salvatrucha, or MS13, is perhaps the most notorious street gang in the Western Hemisphere. While it has its origins in the poor, refugee-laden neighborhoods of 1980s Los Angeles, the gang's reach now extends from Central American nations like El Salvador and through Mexico, the United States and Canada…READ FULL PROFILE
Almost four months into a nationwide crackdown, El Salvador's government has failed to disarm its notorious street gangs.
Amid El Salvador's brutal anti-gang crackdown, one top MS13 leader was escorted out of the country by a government official.
A turnaround in El Salvador’s position on extraditing gang members has come amid US pressure and rumblings in the criminal…
Moris Alexander Bercián Manchón, alias "El Barney," is one of six MS13 members in El Salvador sanctioned by the United States for participation in illicit transnational actvities including drug trafficking.